APPLETON, WIS. -- The NFL has made it clear in recent days that its investigation into Vikings quarterback Brett Favre centers on workplace behavior.
That has led to some speculation this isn't a matter involving the personal conduct policy and has caused some questions about what type of discipline Favre might face if it's determined he sent inappropriate pictures and text messages to former Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger when both were members of the Jets organization in 2008.
After doing some checking, it turns out that Favre could still face a fine or suspension from the league. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in an e-mail this afternoon that the "personal conduct policy covers workplace conduct explicitly."
Meanwhile, Sterger's lawyer, Joseph Conway, confirmed in a text message this afternoon that no decision will be forthcoming Saturday on whether she will talk to the NFL to help in its investigation into this matter.
And now for some actual football. The Seattle Seahawks made a roster move Saturday, releasing offensive tackle Breno Giacomini and adding running back Chris Henry to their 53-man roster.
How does this involve the Vikings? One of the Vikings' top targets for their practice squad after final cuts were made in September was Giacomini, who had spent training camp with the Green Bay Packers.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that the Vikings made Giacomini an above minimum offer to join their practice squad. The Packers responded by agreeing to pay Giacomini an extra $2,300 per week, or $39,100 for the entire season, to join their practice squad. The minimum and norm for practice squad players to make if they stay the entire season is $88,400 or $5,200 a week.
Giacomini was then signed off Green Bay's practice squad by Seattle on Sept. 28, but was inactive in every game after he joined the team. Giacomini will be eligible to be added to the Seahawks' practice squad if he clears waivers, but it will be interesting to see if the Vikings or Packers try to sign him.